Thursday, December 18, 2008

Hillstead Home is Decorated and Ready for the Holidays!

This is my Gold room and we have all of our Religious Santas in this room just angels and Nativities! This is one of my favorite room to sit and relax in!

This is my Candy Cane Tree in our bedroom, all the ornaments are red and white!

Here is my Santa's room with my lifesize Santa! can't wait to see what our Granddaughter will do when she see's this guy!

Our Nativity set that my Mom bought us 29 years agao!


Hmmmm Where did the mailbox go??? and the truck??? and the tree is disappearing!

This is what we woke up to this morning!! It has snowed over 2 1/2 ft in 24 hours! and its still coming down like crazy!! They closed City Hall and have asked everyone to stay off of the roads if possible! So, Bry, Ryan and myself get a SNOW DAY!!! This is un-real! They were only predicting 3 to 6 inches!! (Oppss!!) City HAll has not shut down in 15 years! so this is an amazing storm!!! Its a tad bit tempting to pull the snowmobiles out and drive down the street!!!

Here is our dog Sammy deciding weather to venture out in the snow or his cool sweater??? pretty GQ !

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Thanksgiving In Montana 2008

Oh Yea! Look how we began the Day!! Can we say (YUUUMMMY!)

Thanksgiving Day, we ate at 3 everything was Fantastic, what a beautiful table Rosemary set!

This is the night after Thanksgiving, The Waterskerchens and Hillstead Familys came for a huge Prime Rib Dinner! It was wonderful...but can we say food over load! Woa!! ( See Michaels new girlfriend!)

Here is Grandma and Grandpa opening there Christmas Presant from all of us, They LOVED the picture!!! They are picking the perfect wall to hang it up! They were so happy, It reminded them of there mission in Africa!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


Getting on the plane to fly to Rome

Waiting to catch the next train!

Mel and Todd at St. Peters Square

Overlooking Rome from Palentine Hill

The Pantheon

The Trevi Fountain

At the Collosium

The Subway flying by! notice all of the Graffiti!

Tunnel to Subway

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


At the Arc De Triumph with the family...trying to keep warm!!

Can we say it was a little rainy and Windy!!...Mary Poppins we are not!!!

Here is Rosemary on the Sub Way!

Here is a picture of Bry over looking the Ocean and Joel and Rosemarys cruise ship !

one of the many beautiful fountains in Barcelona

This is looking out over barcelona from the top of the castle, Look how huge the Temple de la Sagrada Familia is!

The Sagrada Familia was an Amazing Temple, it started in 1882 and is still under construction, it won't be finished until 2020....Its breathtaking!

Looking over Barcelona at the top of Sagrada Familia.

We waited in line for 1 1/2 hours to get on the elevator to go to the top, and this was the staircase we got to go down!!! It was unreal!! Very narrow and very high!!!

The Market at Las Ramblas was so amazing!! Everything is so fresh and the displays were beautiful!